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New Zealand Filmmakers
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The Feature Film Finishing Fund helps independent filmmakers over the final hurdle of post production and into cinemas.

What we fund

The final stages of post production for feature-length films that require a theatrical digital finish (full HD or higher).

Grant of up to $50,000 per project can cover:

  • Online edit or title creation
  • Colour grading
  • Music composition by a New Zealand composer
  • Sound editing and mixing
  • Mastering, output time and materials
  • Master copies and some screening formats (such as DCP)
  • Other costs at the Film Commission’s discretion

Who can apply

New Zealand filmmakers or companies with a project that:

  • Is an independently produced feature film or documentary
  • Has no New Zealand Film Commission or other government funding
  • Has a credible distribution plan for getting in front of audiences
  • They hold intellectual property rights for.

How to apply

Please read Feature Film Finishing Grant Guidelines and download the application form below. Send your application and supporting material to and contact us if you have any questions.

What you need

  • Creative material – including copies of the film
  • Key personnel – bios of key people
  • Rights and contracts
  • Distribution plan
  • Budget
  • Background – information on any projects you have with the Film Commission.
Last updated: 
Monday, 17 July 2017